Asa-kai – FCCJ Breakfast Meeting

Satoki Yoshida, Mountain climber
8:00-9:15 Thursday, April 11, 2019
(The speech will be in English and
Q & A will be in English or Japanese)

"From Sea to Seven Summits"

Our speaker at the FCCJ's next Asakai event is Satoki Yoshida. After graduating Waseda University in 2016 with a Master of Science Degree, he joined Goldman Sachs and seemed on track for a corporate life. Then the mountains called.

Yoshida, 28, climbed Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, as a student. This was a spark for his current adventure "From Sea to Seven Summits." He quit his job to climb the highest mountains on seven continents. This is a traditional challenge in mountaineering, but he is doing it by starting each trek from an ocean shore.

Yoshida will talk about what motivated him to start this adventure, the challenges so far and what he hopes to achieve. Also, how he uses crowd-funding to help finance the expeditions.

In September, he climbed Mount Kosciusko, the highest peak in Australia in a six-day trek. He took 21 days to summit Elbrus, Europe's tallest mountain. A second climb of Kilimanjaro required 17 days from the Indian Ocean. He summited Mount Aconcagua in Argentine on Feb. 6 this year after a 22-day trek. The next climb will start in May with a 45-day expedition to climb Mount Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America. Yoshida will attempt Mount Everest in a 90-day expedition in February 2020. To complete the "Big Seven" he will take 60 days to climb Mount Vinson in Antarctica in November 2020.

Yoshida has talked of the great satisfaction in completing each peak. Come and hear his story of how he walked away from the safety and security of a corporate life to follow an adventure climbing mountains.

Doors open for TV crew at 07:30, for all others at 07:45, still cameras included.

Please reserve in advance, 03-3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations cancelled less than 72 hours in advance will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. Cancellation should be made by phone call.

Fee: including a breakfast for FCCJ members: 1,500yen and for non-FCCJ members: 2,000yen (incl. club entrance fee). Non members to attend may pay in cash.

Associate Members Liaison Committee (AMLC)

FCCJ Asa-Kai

「Sea to seven Summits」
スピーカー 吉田智輝




昨年9月には彼はオーストラリア最高峰のコシウスコ山を6日間かけて登りました。次にヨーロッパ最高峰のエルブス山の登頂に成功しました。彼にとって二回目のキリマンジャロの登頂はインド洋から17日かけて登りました。今年の2月6日にはアルゼンチンのアコンカグア山の登頂に成功。次の挑戦は5月に北アメリカの最高峰でかつてはマッキンリーの名前で知られたデナリ山に45日かけてのアタックを予定しています。2020年2月には90日かけてエベレスト山へ挑戦。「Big Seven」挑戦のしめくくりは2020年11月に60日間かけての南極大陸ビンソン山への挑戦を計画しています。



費用:会員様1,500円、非会員様2,000円(税込み 朝食付きイベントとなります)

準会員連絡委員会 (AMLC)